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Director of Fundraising and Development

Global Surgical Expedition
Virginia, United States
$50,000.00 - $70,000.00
Closing date
Mar 11, 2024

Position Title:              Director of Fundraising and Development

Location:                     Global Surgical Expedition | Glen Allen, VA 

Direct Supervisor:      Executive Director


We are seeking an engaging, motivated individual to serve as Director of Fundraising and Development and play a vital role on the fast-growing founding leadership team of Global Surgical Expedition. This position collaborates with the Executive Director and Board of Directors and reports directly to the Executive Director. The Director will set and achieve annual and long-range fundraising goals, measuring progress throughout the year to ensure success. The ideal candidate is experienced in fundraising, comfortable managing multiple simultaneous projects and deadlines, familiar with the pace and strategy of a startup organization, and excited to use fundraising and communication skills to help changes lives across the world. 



Fundraising and Stewardship

·      Develop and implement an overall fund development plan and strategy to achieve GSE’s long and short-term financial goals.

·      Identify, cultivate, and steward relationships with individual major donors, corporate sponsors, foundations, and other potential funding partners.

·      Prepare materials about major donors in advance of donor cultivation meetings involving GSE leadership.

·      Oversees creation of donor-related materials including print and electronic appeals, stewardship communication, and meeting packets.

·      Make fundraising pitches and requests for support, spending significant time developing relationships and cultivating donors regionally, including a measurable number of face-to-face visits with donor prospects to solicit major gifts.

·      Facilitate Major Gifts Committee plans and infrastructure.

·      Ensure oversight and updates to GSE’s CRM (Donorview) for contact records as well as grants management processes.

·      Process donations including CRM entries, acknowledgement letters, and stewardship processes.

·      Identify and apply for grant funding opportunities, oversee creation of related application

content, and update GSE grant solicitation database.



·      Working with communications consultant, develop and execute on an overall plan and strategy to support fundraising objectives. Maintain a robust year-round calendar that engages multiple audiences from donors to patients to partners.

·      Executes regular social media, print, and video-driven marketing campaigns to advance organization awareness and initiatives.

·      Develops and oversees development of agency collateral designed to communicate brand identity and effectiveness, such as printed annual impact report, event invitations, sponsorship packets, website, and other video-based, cross-generational needs. Photo and video editing proficiency.




 ·      At least five years of relevant professional experience with specific focus on fundraising and donor engagement is required. Additional experience in business development, non-profit management, and communications is preferred.

·      Bachelor’s degree required.

·      Personal record of success in reaching and exceeding fundraising and/or organizational development (financial) goals.

·      Proven ability to establish objectives, set performance standards, and organize and motivate peers and volunteers to achieve goals.

·      Position located in Glen Allen, Virginia (with some flexibility for remote working available).

·      Proficient in Microsoft Suite of products.

·      Skills: organization, relationship management, basic analytics, written and verbal communication, demonstrated project management, organization, prioritization skills.


About GSE

Global Surgical Expedition was created in 2012 to help improve access to surgical care for the 50% of our world’s population that lacks basic surgical care. As a result, men, women, and children suffer the death and disability caused by disease that could be treated with one surgery. We do this through a comprehensive approach focused on four pillars: delivering surgeries and surgical infrastructure, education, research, and advocacy. To date, we have provided over 600 surgeries to men, women, and children in Central America and Africa and are growing our reach each year. This role will be critical to the success of the organization and our mission to ensure that we all have access to critical surgical care.

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